Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Facts about Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Although bacteria are the causative factor of the periodontal diseases, there are powerful influencing factors that can modify the course of the diseases such as (1) smoking, (2) genetic differences, (3) baseline severity of disease, (4) Presence of P. gingivalis, P. intermedia, and B. forsythus, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, and (5) individual compliance with established standards…

Tooth Types

Tooth

Tooth Types : Tooth types with their specific anatomy are related to mas- ticatory function of the tooth and to its role in speech and esthetics . Form and function of each type are somewhat similar for BOTH primary and permanent dentitions. Types include incisors, canines, premolars, and molars; premolars (bicuspids) ONLY in permanent dentition.…

pregnancy gingivitus

pregnancy gingivitus

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (gum disease). As a result of varying hormone levels, between 50%-70% of women will develop gingivitis sometime during their pregnancy — a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. The increased level of progesterone in pregnancy may…

Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy

What Is It? Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue (gingiva) by surgery. Gingivoplasty is a type of gum surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around teeth. Periodontists typically perform both types of surgery. These dentists specialize in treating gums and the other structures that support teeth. What It’s Used For? A> Gingivectomy first…